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Defending Mandela’s legacy

As President Jacob Zuma’s chaotic, divisive and discredited administration stumbled into the early months of 2018, the board of the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) were presented with the toughest call of their careers.…

A new era for South Africa?

For much of his first month at the helm of Africa’s second-largest economy, friend and foe alike warned President Cyril Ramaphosa to proceed with the caution of a blindfolded man in a minefield.…

Nene and Gordhan return as Ramaphosa shuffles the deck

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has conducted his first major cabinet reshuffle, sacking several Zuma-era ministers and bringing back respected former colleagues as he looks to stamp his authority on the new administration.…

Can South Africa afford free higher education?

In December, South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma announced that the government would introduce free higher education for poor and working-class students from 2018.…

South Africa: Ramaphosa navigates tricky transition

Bearing floral wreaths and observed by a crowd of local supporters, the newly elected leadership of the ANC marked 106 years of the party by solemnly visiting the East London gravesite of four founding presidents.